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Steamy Shrimp Pork Dumplings (Ebi to Butaniku no Gyoza) + A Giveaway!

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Shrimp Pork Dumplings (Ebi to Butaniku no Gyoza) Makes 20 dumplings Recipe Notes: The assembled dumplings can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for several hours, then cooked straight from the refrigerator.  If you want to freeze them—place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, freeze them […]

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Chex Mix Arare

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Chex Mix Arare Adapted from Erin’s (Food For Thought) recipe Makes about 14 cups of snack mix Recipe Notes: You can use whatever cereals or snacks that you love in your Chex Mix.  Just make sure you use a total of 13 cups!  I used a combination of cashews and […]

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Tonkatsu (Breaded Pork Cutlet) with a Pomegranate Molasses Tonkatsu Sauce

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Tonkatsu (Breaded Pork Cutlet) with a Pomegranate Molasses Tonkatsu Sauce Makes 4 servings Recipe Notes: The tonkatsu sauce should be prepared ahead of time.  If you’re worried about the cutlets getting cold after frying them, keep them in an oven preheated to 180 degrees Fahrenheit until you are ready to serve them.  If cooked at […]

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Mark Bittman’s Kimchi Rice with Beef + A giveaway!

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Kimchi Rice with Beef From The Food Matters Cookbook, by Mark Bittman Makes 4 servings For the kimchi: 1 small head (about 12 ounces) green, Savoy, or Napa cabbage, cored and shredded 2 tablespoons salt 6 scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons minced garlic, or to taste 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon red chile flakes 1 […]

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Quail Eggs Benedict Pagodas

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Quail Eggs Benedict Pagodas Makes 8 “Pagodas” Yaki-onigiri: 1 cup cooked Japanese rice salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1. Cut a large square of plastic wrap and rest it over a measuring cup.  Lightly spray the plastic wrap with the water, and then sprinkle it with a bit of salt (the water helps the salt […]

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Ginger Scallion Slurping Noodles

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Ginger Scallion Slurping Noodles Makes 6 servings 12 ounces dried chuka soba (chow mein) noodles 2 medium-size bunches of scallions, ends trimmed and discarded 1 4-inch piece of ginger, peeled and cut into large chunks 2 teaspoons salt 10 tablespoons oil, canola or vegetable 1. Prepare the noodles according to the package directions.  Set aside. […]

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Spicy Sobameshi

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Spicy Sobameshi Inspired by the Spicy Sobameshi recipe in Orange Page, February 17, 2010, p. 35 Makes 2 servings 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon mirin 1 teaspoon oyster sauce 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 ounces (1/4 pound) bacon (I like thick sliced), cut into lardons (small strips) 3. 5 ounces (a generous 1/2 […]

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Fast & Easy Pizza Dough—Eat 3 slices of pizza and call me in the morning.

I was in labor with Squirrel for 24 hours and then ended up having an emergency c-section. When my doctor made the decision to do the c-section, he did it fast, and an oxygen mask was quickly slipped over my mouth and I was wheeled out, all before anyone told Mr. Fuji what was going […]

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Ginger Chicken

Saturday night was our first night in the new house. We spent Saturday moving out of our temporary apartment in Irvine. We are still waiting for our things to arrive that were in storage, and hope they arrive soon. My mom, bless her heart, spent her morning helping us move and then her afternoon babysitting […]

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Cheater, Cheater, Whoopie Pie Eater!

I needed a batch of goodies for a group of teenagers this weekend, but I was low on time. What to do? As I was pondering this problem I decided to make whoopie pies. I pulled out an idea that had been sitting unused in my head for a while, and voila! Out came my […]

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